MSU will face off against 35 of the nation's top-ranked teams.
Men and women each earn runner-up team finishes on Friday.
Coming off back-to-back Big Ten Championships in 2010 and 2011, the Women's Cross Country team has secured several new additions to the program.
2013: Finished second at the Michigan Intercollegiates with a 5k time of 18:30.60... Ran a time of 22:08 in the 5k at the Spartan Invitational.
2012: Competed unattached at the EMU Fall Classic, placing 24th with a time of 19:09.10.
High School: Four-year letter winner in cross country and three-year letter winner in track and field at Clarkston High School... All-County, All-Region, and All-League all four years and two-time All-State in cross country in 2008 and 2011... Three-time All-County 2009, 2010 and 2012 and four-time All-Region and All-League in track ... Placed 23rd in the 5k at the state championship her freshman year with a time of 18:31 ... Placed 18th in the 5k at the state championship her senior year with a time of 18.35 ... Placed 12th at the state championship in the two-mile with a time of 11:28 her freshman year ... Placed 13th at the state championship her senior year in the two-mile with a time of 11:09 ... Named team captain 2009-2011 for cross country and in 2012 for track ... Placed eighth at the Indoor State Championship in 2012 in the 800-meter with a time of 2:22 ... Placed ninth overall in the Mideast Meet 2011.
Born July 14, 1994 ... Daughter of Douglas and Linda Smith ... Pre-med major.